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John Witherspoon

John Witherspoon was a Scottish American Presbyterian minister, educator, farmer, slaveholder, and a Founding Father of the United States. Witherspoon embraced the concepts of Scottish common sense realism, and while president of the College of New Jersey became an influential figure in the development of the United States' national character. Politically active, Witherspoon was a delegate from New Jersey to the Second Continental Congress and a signatory to the... Read More

BornFebruary 5, 1723
Beith, North Ayrshire, Scotland
DiedNovember 15, 1794 (aged 71)
Near Princeton, New Jersey, US
OccupationClergyman and theologian


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